Too cold to mow...temperatures

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CJ's Mowing Service, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,050

    I've ran equipment a fee times while in transport. If your using an enclosed trailer make sure to be careful with the fumes. Pop a vent open or something. A running mower is no good if the employee is dead.
  2. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,415

    I’ll run mine to the first job if it’s real cold as well. Did it more often when I used a open trailer due to frozen cables.
  3. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    That’s what I do. I’m not sure what would be illegal about it.
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,825

    Similar here in Alaska
    You can go for days without ever turning the diesel off ,
    I’ve also had to built tents over loaders and heat them up to start them
    Or push trucks into heated shops over night

    in the army we would just run the hummers the entire field excercise (week or more)
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,606

    I just meant you'd laugh at the -5 to -10.
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,825


    well -5 is still cold
    And definitely cold enough to fudge up your diesel

    when it comes to trucks n engines I believe in voodoo

    I won’t rush the wait light on the diesel
    Because I believe it makes you pay for it when it gets cold

    I don’t KNOW that
    It’s just a bad feeling I have
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  7. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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  8. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 764

    Fuel heaters are a beautiful thing and often over looked...
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  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,606

    Kinda like never shutting a piece of equipment off during a storm because it won't restart.

    I'm not superstitious, but that's one thing we don't do unless it's necessary for a repair.
  10. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,011

    This is why gas trucks win. Cheaper maintenance, easier starting, overall much less hassle.

    The only diesel I'll own is a tractor or my little TDI. It'll start at zero degrees, battery is 3 years old.

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